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March 2014

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Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off cleaning products and environmentally friendly paper products.

Coming Next Month our 10th Anniversary watch for coupon in

Monroe Evening News Saving Sense

Maurine is available for Natural Health & Nutritional

Consultations by appointment

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-1 hour $50.00; ½ hour $30.00

Solid State Energy Work-Video available  Initial consultation 1 ½ hour $100.00; weekly follow up consultation 15-30 minutes $25.00; for more information or to make appointment call Maurine @ 734-240-2786

Family Farms Co-op: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orders due March 12 at noon; Pickup March 14 Southgate 2:30-3:30

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM.

Royal Oak Health & Wellness Expo: Saturday March 8 10-3

Royal Oak High School 1500 Lexington Blvd. Royal Oak

I will be part of RRI Panel both nights

River Raisin Institute Panelist Program: March 17 at the Ida Branch Library 6:30 PM & March 19 at the Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library 6:30 PM


Health Matters Calendar e-mailed upon request or pick up copy at the store


Healthy Happenings:
Healthy Household

I was blessed to get this comprehensive list of natural household cleaners, personal care/ beauty, and dietary/medicinal uses for things most of us have in our pantry, from a Facebook post written by Courtney Harden .  I have been using many of these items for several years but she has new ideas I am excited to try.  She also recommends adding a few drops of essential oils to cleaning products to add natural fragrance and natural disinfectants.  I just started using Young Living essential oils, thanks to Andrea Umfress, in a diffuser at the store.  Always appreciate learning new things.

Lemon Juice:

*      Home Use-Clean glass & mirrors; brighten your whites; disinfect your cutting board; brighten your toilet bowl.

*      Personal Care & Beauty- Remove suns spots; high-light your hair; reduce wrinkles; shrink your pores.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Detox; Improve digestion; sooth a sore throat; strengthen immunity.

Coconut Oil:

*      Home Use-Polish wood furniture; replace WD-40; remove shower scum.

*      Personal Care & Beauty-Hair serum; lip gloss; deodorant; prevent wrinkles.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Improve thyroid function; reduce migraines.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

*      Home Use-Repel fleas; clean your microwave; deodorize laundry.

*      Personal Care & Beauty-Sooth sunburns; wash your hair; treat acne; aftershave.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Weight loss-detox; control high blood pressure; manage yeast infections; prevent a cold; remedy for acid reflux and arthritis.

White Vinegar:

*      Home Use-Polish silver; clean windows; neutralize odors; unclog drains

*      Personal Care & Beauty-remedy for upset stomach; sooth a bee sting; condition hair.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Tenderize meat; boil better eggs; eliminate garlic odor; keep vegetables fresh.

Baking Soda:

*      Home Use-Put out fires; scrub toilets and tubs; clean your oven or grill.

*      Personal Care & Beauty-Deodorant; toothpaste; relieve diaper rash; treat heartburn.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Leavening agent; make fluffier omlet, crispier chicken.

Castile Soap:

*      Home Use-All-purpose cleaner; dish soap; mop floors.

*      Personal Care & Beauty-Body wash; pet shampoo; toothpaste; prevents eczema.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Treat eczema and psoriasis; remedy for acne.

Castor Oil:

*      Home Use-Discourage rodents, lubricate kitchen scissors; restores health of your plants.

*      Personal Care & Beauty-Strengthen eyelashes; relieve cracked heels; soften cuticles.

*      Dietary/Medicinal-Treat dry and itchy skin; laxative; induce labor; relieve menstrual cramping; I use it to eliminate skin tags and moles.  

Additional time and money saving tips:

1.      Cut up old bath towels. Reuse these as rags for cleaning your house rather than paper towel which are expensive and contribute to 3,000 pounds of waste in landfills each day.

2.      When you grocery shop, leave your list at home.  Instead, fill your basket with local, seasonal, and organic items that are on sale that week.  I use  delivered every other week. Once you have your fruits and vegetables, you can plan what other items you might need for the week.

3.      Stock up on staples when they are on sale.  Some ideas:  look for jars of organic pasta sauce, natural condiments, and frozen organic vegetables or fruit.

4.      Purchase things in bulk (we have and extensive bulk section) like quinoa, beans, seeds, nuts, herbs and spices.

5.      Cook up large pots of grains and beans then divvy them up in smaller portions to freeze for later meals.  Staples that work well: quinoa, brown rice, black beans, and kidney beans.

6.      Prep veggies on Sundays.  You can was, chop, blanch or steam them.

7.      Invest in a high quality blender.  This will allow you to make your own nut butters, almond meal, oat flour, soups, dips, and smoothies.  Choose one with at least a 5 year warranty.

8.      Limit the amount of beauty products you use daily.  Keep your routine simple!


As always, contact your pharmacist regarding any potential vitamin/drug interactions.  Notify physician regarding any alternative remedies.


Organic Fruits and Vegetables delivered every other week-

Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass fed meat or call 1-269-476-8883

Local Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies Small $4.50; Large $5.50

Store News:

*     Local Delivery to shut-ins available

*     Tree of Life Special Orders:  March 4 and March 18.

*     Bridge Cards accepted at the store.

*     Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.

*     Free Muscle Testing 


Save the Earth Tip:

Concentrate!!  Try to buy concentrated products (such as dishwashing liquid) whenever possible.  That way you won’t be paying extra for products heavy with water that you can easily add yourself.

Words to Live By:

The secret of life is to know who you are and where you are going. 

Recipe of the Month: 

Cider Braised Pork Loin with Carrots and Onions

From Monroe Evening News

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 pound boneless pork loin

2 medium onions, vertically sliced (about 2 ½ cups)

4 medium carrots cut diagonally into sticks

2 stalks celery cut into sticks

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon rubbed sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 cup apple cider


1.      1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven. Add pork loin and cook until well browned on both sides.  Remove to plate.

2.      2. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pan; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.  Stir in garlic, sage, thyme, salt and pepper.  Cook 1 minute.

3.      3. Return pork and any juices to Dutch oven and pour cider over the top.

4.      4. Cover and simmer, basting occasionally, until thermometer inserted in middle reaches 145 degrees, about 1 ½ hr.  Remove pork loin from pan and let rest 10 minutes.

Maurine Natural Nurse

Health Matters Herbs and More 17 E. Second St. Monroe, Michigan 48161


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March 2014 Healthy Household

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